Asked by Italian broadcast Cronache di Spogliatoio about his past, as well as his bright Manchester United present time, Portuguese international midfielder/second striker Bruno Fernandes (25) stated: "Back when I was playing in Italian football, I was lucky enough to venture together with Antonio Di Natale, the one who, tied with Quagliarella, impressed me most about his way to shoot, to date. He helped me a lot during my Udinese tenure, in spite my three years there being hard, turnout-wise. My Sampdoria course wasn't instead that lucky, since I started with team later than my mates, due to 2016 Olympic Games, and the boss I had there, Marco Giampaolo, not envisaging the attacking midfielder position with the freedom I needed, the one I found at Sporting Lisbon. They're one of the Portuguese front-row clubs, and it was there that I gained the self-confidence I was looking for. My free-kick style? One of the skills I learned from Di Natale. Playing for United, at Old Trafford? It still makes me shiver. And the club themselves, the way everything is planned out to the smallest detail, it's a whole further level of playing football. My relationship with CR7? He's someone you, as a football player, can't spare being cued from. The first time I was called up for Portuguese NT training camp, he came to me, and made me his congratulations about what I was doing as a Sporting player. It might seem not that relevant, but it was to me, a lot".